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by myles1260
Sun 11.30.2008 8:17 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: the 'r' sound when it comes after 'n'
Replies: 3
Views: 2801

Re: the 'r' sound when it comes after 'n'

Thank you... I think I understand it, because I've been doing it that way, but I wasn't sure if it was correct, because the transition for that particular instance sounds a bit different than when you usually make the normal 'r' sound. I can see how this sort of thing was hard to explain through tex...
by myles1260
Sun 11.30.2008 2:55 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: the 'r' sound when it comes after 'n'
Replies: 3
Views: 2801

the 'r' sound when it comes after 'n'

Hi everyone, not sure if this is in the right place, so I'm sorry if it is not. One thing I have noticed is that pronouncing the 'r' sound when it comes after 'n' is the most difficult thing for me in pronunciation of Japanese. For example, in the word: 完了(かんりょう) After a while of thinking about why ...
by myles1260
Sun 11.23.2008 2:50 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: に(は)with the verbs ’ある’ and ’いる’ and question about 'なくなる'
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: に(は)with the verbs ’ある’ and ’いる’ and question about 'なくなる'

^Thank you very much. These answer my questions very well and confirm the things I was iffy about.
by myles1260
Sat 11.22.2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: に(は)with the verbs ’ある’ and ’いる’ and question about 'なくなる'
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

に(は)with the verbs ’ある’ and ’いる’ and question about 'なくなる'

I've been thinking about these two topics over the last few days, and an answer to my questions would be nice =) Basically, I saw this in Genki but it wasn't really explained... So, with the verbs 'aru' and 'iru,' you use 'に' or 'には’ to describe where the objects are instead of using 'で' right? For ...
by myles1260
Tue 10.21.2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Te form for joining sentences (please help)
Replies: 8
Views: 4324

Re: Te form for joining sentences (please help)

Thank you... I was also sort of suspecting that you could use 'じゃなくて' because of it having an 'い' at the end in it's original form, but I didn't really know. I also asked my friend about it and he said the thing about using 'し,' but that just confused me so much, because I haven't learned it, so tha...
by myles1260
Tue 10.21.2008 12:08 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Te form for joining sentences (please help)
Replies: 8
Views: 4324

Te form for joining sentences (please help)

A while ago, I learned that you can connect sentences using the te form. For instance, トムさんはいい学生で、頭がいいよ。 I used 'de' to join those two sentences (hopefully, I did it correctly), but something has been bugging me... Basically, I'd like to know the way to do that with negatives, like if I wanted to sa...
by myles1260
Thu 10.16.2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 'Hanashimasu' (confusion with kanji)
Replies: 2
Views: 4475

Re: 'Hanashimasu' (confusion with kanji)

^Thank you very much for answering, and hastily, at that.
Your answer has helped me understand the concept better.
by myles1260
Thu 10.16.2008 12:07 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 'Hanashimasu' (confusion with kanji)
Replies: 2
Views: 4475

'Hanashimasu' (confusion with kanji)

The kanji ' 話 ' can be read either hana or hanashi, correct? Well when you want to say the main verb, hanasu, to speak, it would be 話す. I'm pretty clear on that, but what about when you want to change it to formal form and make it hanashimasu? Since the original 'hanasu' is written like I wrote it u...
by myles1260
Sat 10.11.2008 2:49 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: 中級へ行こう
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: 中級へ行こう

I'm sorry if I seemed impatient or rude, but by no means am I a quitter, Harisenbon. As for your reply, sushi4ever, I'm trying to decide what to do next after Genki II, but I wasn't sure if An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese would be too hard or not. I guess since it's the same company,...
by myles1260
Thu 10.09.2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: 中級へ行こう
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: 中級へ行こう

Please, someone reply!!!!
by myles1260
Wed 10.08.2008 1:41 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: 中級へ行こう
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

中級へ行こう

Can someone please tell me approximately how long it takes to complete 中級へ行こう?

Also, I know it's an intermediate book, sort of, so is it in Japanese only, or is there still English for people learning who speak English? Sorry, I don't know much about all these different textbooks.
by myles1260
Tue 10.07.2008 12:11 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Fullmetal Alchemist... Furigana?
Replies: 14
Views: 7179

Re: Fullmetal Alchemist... Furigana?

Okay, first things first, I'm not a quitter. I'm very determined to do this and absolutely will not quit until I reach my goals for Japanese. Second, manga is one of my favorite pastimes, if not my favorite one, so the goal of being able to read it in the native tongue is a large part of my drive. I...
by myles1260
Sat 10.04.2008 1:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Fullmetal Alchemist... Furigana?
Replies: 14
Views: 7179

Re: Fullmetal Alchemist... Furigana?

^Thanks guys. I kind of know that, so that's why I guess I'd start out using a dictionary. By the time I desire to read it, I'd already know a good amount of kanji though, maybe 1000 or so, probably more. By then, I think my vocabulary could be good enough to read it at a decent pace, using a dictio...
by myles1260
Tue 09.30.2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Fullmetal Alchemist... Furigana?
Replies: 14
Views: 7179

Fullmetal Alchemist... Furigana?

Does anyone know if 鋼の練金術師 (Fullmetal Alchemist) has furigana? I want to get back to reading it, but I told myself I'd buy them and read them in Japanese (As soon as I'm good enough, so maybe by the end of the school year). However, it has to have furigana, because of course, I'm not going to be abl...
by myles1260
Tue 09.30.2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Genki Textbook
Topic: Kanji Question...
Replies: 3
Views: 6614

Re: Kanji Question...

Okay, thanks guys.